– All the MINI ALL4 Racing pairings make it to the top 10
– Kleinschmidt takes the buggy to fifth place
Today, on the final day of Qatar’s Sealine Cross Country Rally, Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) crossed the finish line as stage winners and finished second behind Nasser Al-Attiyah in the overall rankings.
Right behind them, the Russians Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov finished third in round three of the 2016 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. Meanwhile, German pairing Jutta Kleinschmidt / Philipp Beier in the buggy also delivered in really fine style to finish fifth in the rally. Ricardo Porém (POR) and Tom Colsoul (BEL), however, dropped back to seventh on the final day of the event.
Throughout the rally Al-Rajhi gave local hero Al-Attiyah a really hard time but on the rocky roads, tyre damages and the following tyre changes cost him time again and again. With 84 points on his tally, he also holds the second position in the world cup standings. “We are happy with our achievements